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Volume 20, #24 -- Tuesday Night, May 15th, 2018

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Hi Footballguy,

Good Wednesday to you and thanks for hanging out with us. We've got the News and Notes you need so let's get to it.

J

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

1. HOU - QB Deshaun Watson on track for camp

2. MIA - QB Ryan Tannehill looking good for OTAs

3. BAL - WR Breshad Perriman, TE Maxx Williams on notice

4. NFL - CB Adam Jones cleared to practice

5. CIN - WR John Ross feeling good

6. PHI - DE Brandon Graham had surgery

7. BUF - WR Russell Shepard will visit Bills

8. IND - RB Terrance West visits Colts

9. ARI - D.J. Humphries part of OTAs

10. NYJ - S Kenny Vaccaro meets with Jets


1. HOU - QB Deshaun Watson on track for camp

Source: NFL Network - Will Selva

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson (knee) is 'on schedule to participate in training camp,' according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

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Knee injuries just aren't as devastating as they used to be. Watson tore his ACL in early November, and there was some speculation that he might be able to do something in OTAs this spring. He should be on track for training camp, but his level of participation has yet to be determined. We imagine the Texans will ease him into action upon his return.

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2. MIA - QB Ryan Tannehill looking good for OTAs

Source: The Miami Herald - Armando Salguero

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) will not be limited much if he is limited at all during organized team activities next week, according to sources. The coaching staff may choose to limit him more no matter what team doctors say, though.

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Don't be surprised if the Dolphins just ease Tannehill back into action. He's definitely in a make-or-break year for the Dolphins in 2018 after missing all of last year with that knee injury. Signed through the 2020 season, the Dolphins are going with Tannehill as their top guy this year since they did not select a quarterback with a premium pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

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3. BAL - WR Breshad Perriman, TE Maxx Williams on notice

Source: The Baltimore Sun - Jeff Zrebiec

Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman and TE Maxx Williams are among those who are expected to be on the roster bubble this summer, according to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun.

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This isn't really news as everyone following the Ravens should have been expecting this. Perriman is on notice as he's been injured for most of his pro career. A first-round pick (UCF) in 2015, Perriman has only 43 receptions during his time in the NFL. Williams, a second-round pick (Minnesota) in 2015, has been banged up too and only snared 47 passes so far as a pro. The Ravens added two quality tight ends (Hayden Hurst, Mark Andrews) in the 2018 NFL draft so Williams days may be numbered in Baltimore.

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4. NFL - CB Adam Jones cleared to practice

Source: Sirius XM NFL Radio

Free-agent CB Adam Jones (Bengals) pronounced himself ready to go after receiving clearance from doctors recently.

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Jones had groin surgery the week after the Super Bowl and told Sirius XM NFL Radio he has been in contact with several teams.

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5. CIN - WR John Ross feeling good

Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross told the team's official website he 'couldn't ask to feel any better' than he does at the moment and suggested this is the best he's felt since his final year of college.

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A top-10 pick in the 2017 NFL draft, injuries forced Ross out of the lineup for most of the year. He played only 17 snaps over a three-game span, with zero receptions gathered on just two targets. If Ross is healthy he still has tremendous speed...and there are shades of DeSean Jackson to his game. We'll see if the second-year pro can stay healthy and play up to his high potential for the Bengals as they could certainly use a deep receiving threat like Ross.

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6. PHI - DE Brandon Graham had surgery

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Charean Williams

Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham (ankle) recently underwent surgery on his injured right ankle and could miss all organized team activities.

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It's a clean up procedure and doesn't seem too serious. The procedure was performed to help promote healing on high-ankle sprains like the one Graham suffered in Week 16 last year. He is currently wearing a protective boot.

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7. BUF - WR Russell Shepard will visit Bills

Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Charean Williams

Free-agent WR Russell Shepard (Panthers) has a visit scheduled with the Buffalo Bills this week.

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Shepard obviously has connections to Bills head coach Sean McDermott from their days in Carolina. He's got incredible athleticism but has never really played up to his potential as a wide receiver. Shepard could help on special teams too if the Bills sign him.

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8. IND - RB Terrance West visits Colts

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Free-agent RB Terrance West (Ravens) visited the Indianapolis Colts Tuesday, May 15, according to a source.

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The Colts already have six backs on the roster, but they are lacking in experience at the position...especially after adding Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins in the 2018 NFL draft. West appeared in only five games last year and averaged a career-low 3.5 yards per carry. He's gotten little interest other than a workout for the Eagles about a week ago. The Colts may just be updating their emergency list here.

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9. ARI - D.J. Humphries part of OTAs

Source: The Arizona Republic - Kent Somers

Arizona Cardinals OT D.J. Humphries (knee) has been participating in organized team activities on a limited basis. He is on track to be ready for the start of the regular season.

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A first-round pick (Florida) in the 2015 NFL draft, injuries have derailed his career. He was inactive for every game as a rookie in 2015 and has only played in 18 games over the last two seasons combined. Humphries is recovering from knee surgery after suffering a dislocated kneecap and injured medial collateral ligament last season.

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10. NYJ - S Kenny Vaccaro meets with Jets

Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Free-agent FS Kenny Vaccaro (Saints) is officially visiting the New York Jets Tuesday, May 15, as expected.

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Vaccaro played with a core muscle injury during 2017 but had surgery to repair the problem in December. He's declared himself to be at full strength for some time now, and we should see some team out there willing to add him to a 'prove it' deal.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J